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Good Morning!

Happy Monday!  I’m off today!!  I have to get groceries for the week still, but luckily I won’t really have lots of meal planning to do because Alec is gone half the time and Eric has school and group meetings for school in the evenings, so I don’t have to think too much in the kitchen 🙂

I’m thinking I’ll make some turkey meatloaf muffins one day, maybe grill some chicken, and do something with the shrimp that’s in the freezer, any ideas??

So This weekend was pretty laid back for me. I did lot’s of easy baking in the kitchen which I will tell you about in a minute.

Lets start with what I did to get my heart pumping shall we!?  Saturday I went to crossfit since my hands are mostly healed, at least they aren’t sore anymore and I can at least grip a bar!


We did a benchmark Workout:  Nancy


We did the WOD outside because it was a beautiful day but it was still pretty hot at 8:30 am.  65 Pounds was the prescribed weight for women but I knew I would probably die, so I did half of that, 35 lbs….The last round was pushing me to my limit, but next time I do this one I will definitively go up in weight.   My quads are still feeling the burn 🙂

Speaking of nice out, the dogs loved it!


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And Alec and I worked on a Father’s Day card for Eric.  We’re so creative.

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It said:  Dad, we were going to give you a WHOPPing 100 GRAND for Father’s Day, but the money slipped through our BUTTERFINGERS.  We didn’t have any EXTRA money and it wasn’t PAYDAY.  We didn’t think a pet KITKAT, a trip to New YORK, or an ORBIT around the MILKYWAY would be appropriate.   We want to wish you MOUNDS of ALMONDJOY NOW&LATER as you eat this card.  We hope it doesn’t make you ROLOver and get sick.  If it does we promise not to SNICKER.  Love your favorite AIRHEADS!

I also made some more Cinnamon Walnut Egg White Bites, but they didn’t turn out as good as the first batch and I think it’s because I used carton egg whites.  Regular whites from the egg are the way to go on this one.

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The first batch was the bomb, I will make them again!


Father’s day was spent at my parents and then at the in-laws, and we had plenty of good food!  I didn’t get pictures of any of it though 😦  I did make Paleo Giant Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies though.   They were a pretty high calorie cookie for all the peanut butter in them so I cut them in half 🙂


I also made two batches of my protein power balls, one for me and one for my sister while she is at the police academy!  I added some protein powder into the mix as well.

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I did a T – AB – ATA  that I found on the GPP Fitness Website.  This was a good one!  I found out about GPP Fitness while at Blend retreat because they hosted our amazing bootcamps that kicked my butt!

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I also did an arm workout that my husband helped me come up with 🙂

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Here are some links for the following exercises:

Cross Body Hammer Curl

Incline Skull Crushers

Isolated or Concentrated Bicep Curl

Weighted Bench Dip

How was your weekend?

Do you ever change up your workout routine?

I had a Fantastic Friday!

I started off my day with a Protein Packed Breakfast

Protein Oatmeal loaf (my last piece) with chocolate protein icing and almond butter!

For the chocolate protein icing :  just mix chocolate protein powder with water until a thin pudding consistency forms 🙂

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Pour over the loaf and microwave until the whole dish is warm and gooey!

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I drank my pre workout “white flood”, which I also finished off today, on the way to the gym.

I braved the snow…which actually wasn’t that bad!


We worked on ARMS!  My favorite.


10 min. stairmaster- which kicked my butt!  If you think the stairmaster is a joke workout- you are wrong!

10 min. elliptical

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Here I am doing the seated bicep curls – inner and outer.  We basically did them until failure.  I did 12-15 each set.

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My arms were dead after that one!

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Not before long my stomach was starving!

For lunch I made a turkey burger with a fried egg, avocado, and leftover cheezy cauliflower mash.  I also ate some grape tomatoes straight from the carton.  Pretty random I know and it kept me full for a long time!

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The perfect bite!

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Before I took Alec to meet his mom I snacked on 2 belvita breakfast wafers.  I love ALL of the flavors 🙂

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I did a lot of running around, plus laundry, but it was still a good day.

Why can’t my off days look like this!?!

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And then for a snack I had 2 Energizing PB Date Balls to hold me over until my MEXICAN dinner!

(recipe to come- this is another great one!)

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We went out for Mexican food for dinner with our friends and I got the shrimp fajitas which were amazing!

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I hope you had a fantastic Friday like I did!


Do you have any exciting weekend plans?

Whats your favorite Mexican dish?

Do you make any healthy snacks with dates?

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